Happy National Puppy Day. Puppies brings a smile to most faces and puppy breath is the best. If you are looking for a dog or puppy, below are some places to go and information to keep in mind.

Puppies can be a lot of fun, they are also a lot of work though. If you are thinking about getting a puppy for the kids, make sure you do some research first. There are breeds that are good for active families with younger children, then there are breeds that are not.

Here are a few websites that I like to use to look at the many aspects of different breeds:

Keep in mind that puppies take a lot of time, dedication and patience to raise into good dogs. I run a dog rescue and have had a lot of puppies come through. I've also had a lot of shoes and wires chewed up. You have to watch puppies a lot to keep them out of trouble. I recently got a new puppy for myself. I love my puppy and he is a lot of fun. The more work I put into him, the better of a dog he will be.

If you are interested in adopting a puppy or dog, here are some resources to help:

Dog Rescues in Texarkana and How to Contact Them

Strays and Unwanted Dogs at the Texarkana, Ark. Animal Shelter